Sometimes an outfit comes along that just feels fantastic. This outfit is one of those for me! When this Mid-Century Egyptian-themed fabric came up for sale on a FB page, I knew I must have it. I love to collect vintage Egyptian things, but a lot of times vintage things that are described as "Egyptian" in listings and such don't really look Egyptian. They usually look kind of Greek or Roman or something, so they don't particularly strike my fancy. HOWEVER, this fabric is undeniably, obviously Egyptian!
I bought it to make a skirt, and when it arrived I faced a dilemma. Instead of the design running lengthwise, parallel with the fabric selvedge edges, it was perpendicular to them. For you non-sewists, this means instead of just gathering the two yards along one edge and putting it on a waistband, it meant I had to cut the fabric into panels to get the design to go the right way when I wear it. All that to say... I got it figured out! I added a pocket and a decorative button, and now this skirt is my favorite in my closet.
The other part about this outfit that I'm really in love with is the combination of comfort and feeling expensive. This look is easy to put together and low-maintenance to wear, but it feels high-class. The thing I'm really proud of? I thought about how much this outfit actually cost me. Here's the clothing breakdown:
necklace: gifted, $0
shoes: $2 at an estate sale
skirt: me-made, we'll say $20
belt: $0.50 at a thrift store
purse: gifted, $0
I'll admit, for this I calculated less on the skirt than it actually cost me. I paid more for this fabric because it's a vintage novelty print, but if I picked a modern fabric, it wouldn't have been nearly as expensive. This is a totally doable look for not a lot of money, the best kind of fashion, in my opinion!
Do you guys have outfits that just feel AMAZING every time you wear them? Do you have a look that feels expensive but was actually a real good deal?
shirt: F21 or Charlotte Russe, I'm not sure
necklace: I think someone got it at Charming Charlie
belt: thrift store
shoes: estate sale
purse & ring: gifted